Rarely does nonfiction win big awards in young readers’ literature. But the nonfiction work “A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919” by Claire Hartfield (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) is the worthy Coretta Scott King 2019 literature winner.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan's comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book.

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Rarely does nonfiction win big awards in young readers’ literature. But the nonfiction work “A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919” by Claire Hartfield (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) is the worthy Coretta Scott King 2019 literature winner.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan's comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book.

Over the last several years, the Champaign Public Library has been honored to bring a number of best-selling authors to our community. Just in time for summer reading, three authors who have appeared as part of our Great Authors at the Library series have brand-new books to enjoy.

I have said before in this column that we have an incredibly talented community of writers here in central Illinois. One case in point is Ruth Siburt, who used to write this column. Her novel “Dragon Charmer” has just been re-released by Royal Fireworks Press, with a new cover and some tie-i…

Campers at Champaign’s Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club not only enjoyed the stories that were read to them this week — they also got to keep the books.

EVENTSThis weekendSPRING CRAFT AND PLANT SALEWhat: Several vendors with handcrafted items and a variety of plants will be for sale plus a bake sale. Sponsored by Champaign County Home and Community EducationWhen: 4 to 8 p.m. May 3.Where: Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.Cost: Entry fee, $1; children, free.

EVENTSThis weekend30TH ANNUAL ARTHUR AMISH COUNTRY QUILT SHOWWhat: Annual display of some of the finest handiwork in Illinois Amish Country. The show is a competitive event with more than 100 quilts on display. Also quilts, patterns and supplies on display and available in downtown shops. Quilt auction on April 27.

EVENTSThis weekendSCHLARMAN ACADEMY'S SPRING RAFFLE FINAL DRAWING PARTYWhat: Join us or our one big drawing party featuring the Feudin' Hillbillys. Doors open at 7 p.m. and drawing is at 9 p.m. Band will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight. The grand prize of $100,000 will be drawn as well as 49 other cash prizes. Event is open to the public with no cover charge.

EVENTSThis weekendSALT CREEK PATCHMAKERS QUILT GUILD'S ANNUAL QUILT SHOWWhat: Theme, "Quilts of Many Colors." Over 150 quilts made by area residents and members of the guild. Along with a bed turning event, vendors featured in a Quilting Expo, a lunch and a dessert bar.

EVENTSNext weekSALT CREEK PATCHMAKERS QUILT GUILD'S ANNUAL QUILT SHOWWhat: This year's theme, "Quilts of Many Colors," features over 150 quilts made by area residents and members of the guild. Along with a bed turning event, a variety of vendors featured in a Quilting Expo, and a lunch and a dessert bar will be available.